SI.com profiles a friend

Look at who was profiled over at SI.com?

TJB family member Jake Steinberg had an article written about how he’s gotten to where he is and discusses where he’s looking to go.

It’s a great read for many readers who often ask us, ‘who is Steiny?’

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

We’re proud that Jake has been a part of the family here at TJB for years and are glad for the recognition that SI’s Jack Dickey gave in writing this profile of him.  Jake started writing a few articles for the site many years ago and is making his way into a tumultuous world and it is due to his dedication and positive outlook.

I know that I speak for Bent when I say that the two of us are proud of Jake’s accomplishments, but we’re even prouder of who he is a person.  Congrats Jake!

TJB Friday Chat – 2pm ET

Join us at 2:00pm ET for our weekly TJB chat.

In order to access the room, you must now sign up for a chatzy account at chatzy.com – click where it says log in/sign up in the top right hand corner. Obviously if you registered already, you can log into your existing account. You will then be able to access the room at the usual address – Chatzy.com/TJB where this week’s password is awolcomical.

Apologies for this extra requirement, but it will allow us to moderate the chat more effectively and prevent any abuse or vulgarity. The action gets underway at 2:00pm ET and we will keep the chatroom open for tonight’s game.

TJB’s 2014 Name-that-Squad Contest

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It’s now time for the most anticipated event of the pre-season: TJB’s Annual Name-that-Squad Contest!!!

We’re going to make it a little simpler this year (for our own sanity): name the 21 players (the Jets roster currently has 74 players) you feel will be cut in the coming hours. The official deadline for announcing roster moves is Saturday 4PM ET and we will accept entries up until 10PM tonight, by which time we expect that names will start leaking out.  In practice, there may be a few changes to the roster after cut-down day, but we will go by who is on the roster when the Jets announce the cutdowns.

This year, we will use the >>Google Form<< we just created to make tabulation easier!  And remember, pick the players you think will be cut between now and the announced 53-man roster.

The winner is the one with the fewest mistakes, but remember to add your ten practice squad picks for the tie-breaker. (Hint: Players are ineligible for the practice squad once they have been in the league three years or if they have been on an active roster for half a season). Again, your selections are limited to those guys currently on the roster.

As ever, the winner earns our ever-lasting respect and 12 months bragging rights!

Good luck!

TJB Roster Contest Official Entries: Google Forms

Use the comments to discuss your entries, or to smokescreen others!

Vick outing against Eagles short but sweet

Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick started Thursday’s preseason finale against the Eagles, but was pulled after just one play (ESPN, August 29).

Vick served as the Jets sole captain in their final preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the QB’s former team, but was replaced in the game by third-stringer Matt Simms.

“It was great,” Vick said after fans gave him a sincere cheer as he exited the game. “It was very warm. It was what I expected and I’m glad it turned out that way. It goes to show that the things that you did do were greatly appreciated.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan said it was his decision to put the 34-year-old in the game to start as he spent five seasons with the Eagles before signing with the Jets as a free agent in the offseason.

“It was something that, obviously I know what Mike thinks about his time in Philadelphia, the people in Philadelphia and obviously I know how Philadelphia thought of Mike — the city of Philly and the Eagle fans,” Ryan said. “So I just thought it was an appropriate thing to do, kind of send him off that way.”

Though Vick was excited to have the chance to start, he was surprised by his quick release – Ryan called a timeout after a first-down handoff to Daryl Richardson – said he was prepared to play at least a quarter.

“As a competitor, you always want to play,” Vick said. “My mindset was to go in to play, but it was abruptly brought to an end. It was [Ryan's] decision. I wasn’t going to argue that.”


On GEICO SportsNite, Jets quarterback Michael Vick talks about his ovation from the fans in his return to Philadelphia.

BGA: Eagles refuse to take it easy on Jets defense

This analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct as possible.

BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, part two of your breakdown of last night’s big loss to the Eagles with detailed analysis of the defensive performance and a few notes on special teams.

Join me after the jump as I attempt to cover every angle. To read more of this story, click here

BGA: Offense lacks punch as Eagles dominate

This analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct as possible.

BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, part one of your breakdown of tonight’s blowout loss to the Eagles with detailed analysis of the offensive performance.

Join me after the jump as I attempt to cover every angle. To read more of this story, click here

Nick Bellore injured

Nick Bellore left Thursday night’s game after injuring his calf. He will not return.

Game Recap: Eagles 37 – Jets 7

Result: The Jets lost to the Eagles by the score of 37-7 on Thursday night in Philadelphia in their preseason finale.



Need to Know: After Michael Vick made the ceremonial start and exited after one snap, Matt Simms entered and went 7-for-17 for 121 yards. Alex Green led the rushing attack with 9 carries for 34 yards. TE Chris Pantale had 3 receptions for 74 yards. Tajh Boyd started the second half at QB and went 7-for-12 for 92 yards and had 3 rushes for 16 yards. Battling to make the team at WR, Stephen Hill had one catch for 13 yards.

LB Nick Bellore left the game due to injury and did not return.

Game Ball: Boyd, who had a solid second half at QB.


Links: Recap | Stats


What’s Next: The Jets open the regular season on September 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium.

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Gamethread: Jets at Eagles, 7 p.m.

Game: The Jets and Eagles play their final preseason game before the regular season on Thursday night in Philly.

Time: 7 p.m. on CBS

What to Watch: It will be interesting to watch who plays cornerback and how they do heading into the regular season. Ellis Lankster and LeQuan Lewis are expected to start.

Six of the nine receivers are expected to make the final cut. Which six will it be? Greg Salas, Stephen Hill and Clyde Gates are all on the bubble.

In the backup QB department, Michael Vick returns to Philly, but won’t to play much according to Rex Ryan. For the Eagles, Mark Sanchez is not expected to suit up and face his old team.

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